THE STATE FINANCIAL CORPORATIONS ACT, 1951
A Central Industrial Finance Corporation was set up under the Industrial Finance Corporations Act, 1948 in order to provide medium and long term credit to industrial undertakings which fall outside the normal activities of Commercial Banks. The State Governments expressed their desire that similar Corporations be set up in States to supplement the work of the Industrial Finance Corporation. State Government also expressed that the State Corporations be established under special statute in order to make it possible to incorporate in the Constitution necessary provisions in regard to majority control by the Government, guaranteed by the State Government in regard to the payment of principal. In order to implement the views expressed by the State Governments the State Financial Corporation Bill was introduced in the Parliament.
An Act to provide for the establishment of State Financial Corporations. BE it enacted by Parliament as follows:—
This Act may be called the State Financial Corporations Act, 1951.